The Michigan State Police Headquarters project, located in the heart of downtown Lansing, is a 5-story, 148,000-square-foot, high-security facility that consolidates the State Police’s current locations and conveniently locates numerous departments and services under one roof. The building will house approximately 560 State Police employees who will be relocating from other Lansing locations and the State’s Secondary Complex.
The State of Michigan issued its request for proposal for the new headquarters after working with the State of Michigan’s Department of Management and Budget and identifying various operational inefficiencies and security risks within their present facilities. The State selected Granger Group to undertake this project, due in part to Granger’s proven ability to complete large-scale government grade facilities on a timely and cost competitive basis.
Granger Group was also able to assist the State with a financial solution, agreeing to finance the project through the construction period and offering a long-term lease with an option to purchase. This financing alternative proved to be critical for the State, as it was issued in October of 2008 when the bond markets seized up and the availability to issue tax-exempt bonds became virtually non-existent.
This high-grade security facility will take the place of a formerly under utilized city land area, and will become the first major project by the State of Michigan to earn LEED™ certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. With an accelerated delivery schedule the project was completed in December 2009.